Senator Kabiru Marafa, on Sunday, urged opposition political parties to bury the hatchet and support President Bola Tinubu’s administration to move the country forward.
Mr Marafa gave the advice in an interview with the State House correspondents shortly after he paid a solidarity visit to Mr Tinubu at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said that governing a complex country like Nigeria required all hands on deck to succeed.
Mr Marafa said, “My prayer and wish for the opposition is to forget their differences and join hands with President Bola Tinubu to move the country forward, especially given the problems we have across the nation.
“So, we need all hands on deck now. It is over. They have done what they are supposed to have done.
“The constitution gives them inherent rights to challenge the victory. But with the verdict of the apex court, the battle is over.
“As the president said, he is going to concentrate on his job without giving anybody any opportunity to distract him.
“So, on their part, I wish they would join hands with Mr President to move the country forward.”
The former lawmaker recalled that when he lost his re-election bid, he congratulated the person who defeated him.
He added, “And I promised that the best thing that I can give the people of Zamfara Central is to cooperate with whoever they choose to be their senator to move the zone forward.
“Because they elected me twice, and I won convincingly in the two elections. So, if somebody says I lost, I think I should accept the fact that in any game, there are winners and there are losers.
“Yesterday, I was the winner, and today, I lost. I should accept it and move forward; tomorrow is another day. So, I also expect, at the national level, for our elders to do the same.”
“Let us now move on to building Nigeria. Let us now look at the plight of the masses.
“You know things are very difficult and hard, occasioned by the removal of fuel subsidy. I was the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum Downstream.
“So, I know what is happening in the area. Also, the rate of the dollar is adding to the difficulties in the country. ”